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Happy

by Alex Lemon Scribner (December 29, 2009)

His freshman year of college, Alex Lemon was supposed to be the star catcher on the Macalester College baseball team. He was the boy getting every girl, the hard-partying kid everyone called Happy. In the spring...


The Water Giver

by Joan Ryan Simon & Schuster (September 08, 2009)

Both a medical drama and meditation on motherhood, The Water Giver is Joan Ryan's honest account of her doubts and mistakes in raising a learning-disabled son and the story of how his near-fatal accident gave...


Heart

by Dick Cheney & Jonathan Reiner Scribner (October 22, 2013)

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his longtime cardiologist, Dr. Jonathan Reiner, share the story of Cheney’s thirty-five-year battle with heart disease--providing insight into the incredible medical breakthroughs...


It's Probably Nothing...*: *Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Implants

by Micki Myers Simon & Schuster (October 01, 2013)

Daring, sly, and unlike any other book you’ve read, this memoir-in-poems tackles cancer with a bawdy wit guaranteed to “make you laugh in cancer’s face” (Marisa Acocella Marchetto, author of Cancer Vixen...


Direct Red: A Surgeon's View of Her Life-or-Death Profession

PEN/Ackerley Prize 2010

by Gabriel Weston HarperCollins e-books (December 08, 2009)

“What a terrific book….[Weston] leaves you feeling that if push came to shove you’d want to be operated on by her.”

—Nicholas Shakespeare, author of Bruce Chatwin: A Biography

 

The continuing popularity...


Cracked

by Drew Pinsky HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Dr. Drew Pinsky is best known as the cohost of the long-running radio advice program Loveline. But his workday is spent at a major Southern California clinic, treating the severest cases of drug dependency and...


The Intern Blues

by Robert Marion Avon (November 13, 2012)

While supervising a small group of interns at a major New York medical center, Dr. Robert Marion asked three of them to keep a careful diary over the course of a year. Andy, Mark, and Amy vividly describe their...


Flat

by Catherine Guthrie Skyhorse (September 25, 2018)

"A darn good read.” —Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and New York Times bestselling author

A feminist breast cancer memoir of medical trauma, love, and how she found the strength to listen to...


One Life at a Time

by Daniel Baxter Skyhorse (June 26, 2018)

When Dr. Daniel Baxter arrived in Botswana in 2002, he was confident of the purity of his mission to help people with AIDS, armed with what he thought were immutable truths about life--and himself--that had...


Take Me Home from the Oscars

by Christine Schwab Skyhorse (May 01, 2011)

Forty-six million people suffer from arthritis. Frustrated with the lies, driven to deceit by a career that celebrates beauty and fashion, lifestyle reporter Christine Schwab is not most people. She managed...


Different Strokes

by Steven Boorstein & Jie Mao Skyhorse (October 12, 2011)

Strokes are the third-leading cause of death in America, and for the lucky' stroke victims who don't die, about half will spend the rest of their lives trying to recover." Roughly 700,000 American suffer a stroke...


Slice Girls

by Joan Arakkal Impact Press (February 01, 2019)

When Dr Joan Arakkal chooses to specialise in orthopaedics while training in India, a field traditionally occupied by men, she slots into the world of bones with relative ease.

But when her career takes her...


Strong at the Broken Places

by Richard M. Cohen HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

The bestselling author of Blindsided, Richard M. Cohen spent three years chronicling the lives of five diverse "citizens of sickness": Denise, who suffers from ALS; Buzz, whose Christian faith helps him deal...


Mirror Touch

by Joel Salinas, M.D. HarperOne (April 18, 2017)

Challenging our understanding of what it means to be human, Joel Salinas, a Harvard-trained researcher and neurologist at Massachusetts General, shares his experiences with mirror-touch synesthesia, a rare and...


Behind Many Doors

by Phil Carradice Accent Press (January 27, 2015)

Behind Many Doors is a vivid and revealing portrait of an Edwardian psychiatric hospital in Cardiff, created by those who know it most intimately. Whitchurch Hospital, formerly Cardiff Asylum, will cease to...


When It Gets Dark

by Thomas DeBaggio Free Press (November 01, 2007)

Adeptly navigating between elegy and celebration, fear and determination, confusion and clarity, DeBaggio delivers an exquisitely moving and inspiring book that will resonate with all those who have grappled...


Losing My Mind

by Thomas DeBaggio Free Press (April 05, 2002)

When Tom DeBaggio turned fifty-seven in 1999, he thought he was about to embark on the relaxing golden years of retirement -- time to spend with his family, his friends, the herb garden he had spent decades...


Half the Mother, Twice the Love

by Mother Love & Tonya Bolden Atria Books (October 10, 2006)

As a talk-show host and inspirational speaker, Mother Love used to have to just grin and bear it -- all that extra weight and the poor health that went along with it. Today she can truly smile as she serves...


Mozart and the Whale

by Jerry Newport, Mary Newport & Johnny Dodd Touchstone (January 09, 2007)

An unforgettable love story and the incredible chronicle of a musical genius and a mathematical prodigy who share a diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome.

When Jerry and Mary Newport met, the connection was instant....


Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember

by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee Ecco (February 14, 2017)

A memoir of reinvention after a stroke at age thirty-three.

Christine Hyung-Oak Lee woke up with a headache on the morning of December 31, 2006. By that afternoon, she saw the world—quite literally—upside...


A Brain Wider Than the Sky

by Andrew Levy Simon & Schuster (May 26, 2009)

With more than one in ten Americans -- and more than one in five families -- affected, the phenomenon of migraine is widely prevalent and often ignored or misdiagnosed. By his mid-forties, Andrew Levy's migraines...


The Victoria's Secret Catalog Never Stops Coming

by Jennie Nash Scribner (September 25, 2001)

Breast cancer made Jennie Nash a wise old woman at the age of thirty-six. She learned, among other things, that her instincts are good, her kids are really resilient, and that, in the fight against breast cancer,...


A Life Everlasting

by Sarah Gray HarperOne (September 27, 2016)

A donor mother’s powerful memoir of grief and rebirth that is also a fascinating medical science whodunit, taking us inside the world of organ, eye, tissue, and blood donation and cutting-edge scientific research....


I Had to Survive

by Roberto Canessa & Pablo Vierci Atria Books (March 01, 2016)

Dr. Roberto Canessa recounts his side of the famous 1972 plane crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 in the Andean Mountains and how, decades later, the harrowing journey to survive propelled him to become...


The Complete Confessions of a GP (The Confessions Series)

by Benjamin Daniels The Friday Project (August 03, 2015)

Confessions of a GP and Further Confessions of a GP together in one volume.

Benjamin Daniels is angry. He is frustrated, confused, baffled and, quite frequently, very funny. He is also a GP. These are his confessions....


Healing Hepatitis C

by Christopher Kennedy Lawford & Diana Sylvestre, M.D. HarperCollins e-books (May 12, 2009)

Get the facts about Hepatitis C

Having hepatitis C can be a transformative, extremely tough experience—especially without the right information. Healing Hepatitis C remedies that by combining the personal...


The Man Who Couldn't Eat

by Jon Reiner Gallery Books (September 06, 2011)

"I'm a glutton in a greyhound's body, a walking contradiction, in the grip of the one thing I can't have--food."

Food is not just sustenance. It is memories, a lobster roll on the beach in Maine; heritage, hot...


Further Confessions of a GP (The Confessions Series)

by Benjamin Daniels The Friday Project (December 19, 2013)

Benjamin Daniels is back. He may be older, wiser and more experienced, but his patients are no less outrageous.

Drawing on his time working as a medical student, a locum, and a general practitioner, Dr Daniels...


Confessions of a GP (The Confessions Series)

by Benjamin Daniels The Friday Project (August 05, 2010)

THE UK’S BESTSELLING EBOOK OF 2011.

Benjamin Daniels is angry. He is frustrated, confused, baffled and, quite frequently, very funny. He is also a GP. These are his confessions.

A woman troubled by pornographic...


What Her Body Thought: A Journey Into the Shadows

by Susan Griffin HarperOne (June 28, 2011)

In this boldly intimate and intelligent blend of personal memoir, social history, and cultural criticism, Susan Griffin profoundly illuminates our understanding of illness. She explores its physical, emotional,...